Royal Sharbati Atta Cardamom Saffron Biscuits

Royal Sharbati Atta Cardamom Saffron Biscuits

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Try these perfectly delicious and lightweight cookies with an Indian flair. A perfect dessert with an irresistible flavor in every bite.


  • 3 cups Royal Sharbati Atta
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 pinch saffron (mixed in 1 teaspoon milk)
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or regular bowl, combine the first five ingredients (if using honey, combine it with the liquid ingredients). Pulse (or mix) to combine.
  3. Cut up the butter into eight pieces and add to the dry ingredients. Pulse (or use a pastry blender) until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few pea-sized pieces of butter remaining. If using a processor, transfer to a medium bowl.
  4. Combine the egg, saffron milk, buttermilk and honey; add to the dry ingredients all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon just until mixture starts to come together (it will not be completely mixed). Don’t over mix.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 10 to 15 times until dough holds together, folding a couple of times at the end like a letter. Pat or roll into a 1 to 1¼ inch rectangle. Cut with a biscuit cutter or knife into about a dozen biscuits depending on the size.
  6. Place on a lined or greased cookie sheet, and brush the tops with milk, if desired, for a shiny, browned top.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack
  8. Serve warm with butter and preserves.